A highly accomplished professional with a proven ability to multitask effectively in clinical and surgical settings. Over 8 years of experience in surgical technology, clinical assisting, and instrument processing. Strong background in Orthopedic healthcare. Additional experience in managing Orthopedic, General Surgery, ENT, and Podiatry clinics.
ORTHOPEDIC SURGICAL TECHNICIAN02/2012 to CurrentUNITED STATES AIR FORCETampa, Florida
Lead Technician (6 Surgical Technician team) for Orthopedic Surgeons in complex total joint replacements/Orthopedic sports surgical cases.
Provided exceptional medical assistance with 400 annual surgical procedures.
Assisted Non-Commissioned Officer in charge of Central Sterile Supply with processing/sterilizing surgical instruments for entire 6th Medical Group.
Facilitated improvements in company processes that improved integrity of surgical instruments.
Performed casting and splinting for patients as directed by Orthopedic Surgeon.
Consistently praised for complex casting technique/skill.
Supervises biannual casting/splinting refresher training class to nursing assistants and emergency medical technicians.
Revamped clinical platelet rich plasma program by ordering/processing centrifuge, saving 6th Medical Group $35,000 annually.
Ensured ancillary services were available/assisted in 250 injections, helping save the 6th Medical Group $210,000 annually.
Guided Central Sterile Supply productivity by sterilizing equipment for 7 clinics, ensuring uninterrupted medical operations.
Managed electronic medical records, orders x-rays and labs, schedules appointments and surgeries for Orthopedic clinic.
Addressed 21 patient care concerns, resulting in high customer satisfaction for 6th Medical Group. Resulting in ranking #2 of 29 facilities in Air Mobility Command.
Managed $125,000 surgical supply budget, led improvement initiatives with zero patient care delays.
Experienced public speaker, hand picked by clinic manager to brief surgical services mission/capabilities/successes, earning praise from Hospital Commander.
SURGICAL TECHNICIAN11/2010 to 02/2012UNITED STATES AIR FORCEAdana, Turkey
Performed surgical scrub/circulating duties for Orthopedic, General Surgery, and ENT specialty cases.
Assisted in 75 surgical procedures with zero infections/complications.
Commended by Orthopedic Surgeon for surgical skills.
Managed and safeguarded $200,000 in essential surgical equipment to ensure 100% function, accountability, and availability.
Led training sessions on proper processing/sterilizing procedures for Central Sterile Supply.
Assisted ambulatory surgery staff with pre-operative and post-operative preparations and care of surgical patients.
Managed appointments/evaluations/surgical schedule for three surgical specialties benefiting 2900 military/dependents.
Instructed 60 medical technicians in fracture casting/splinting class.
Recipient of 39th Medical Operations Squadron Airman of the 3rd Quarter.
ORTHOPEDIC TECHNICIAN07/2008 to 11/2010UNITED STATES AIR FORCELackland, Texas
Lead technician for Orthopedic Trauma Team, assisting surgeons in performing major and minor surgeries involving complex fractures.
Managed scheduling templates for 4000 patients annually.
Applied over 200 casts/splints to orthopedic patients.
Assisted in teaching 26 technicians in advanced casting and splinting class.
Augmented Podiatry Clinic, ensuring care for 200 surgical/clinic patients, and booking 75 appointments with zero delay.
Instructed surgical wound care to 50 patients, enhancing overall treatment and quality.
Earned Nursing Service Award (2010) Received Airman of the Quarter award for 2nd Quarter and 4th Quarter (2010).
Associate of Applied Science: Surgical Technology2016Community College of the Air Force (Graduates October)Montgomery, Alabama
Lean Six Sigma, Yellow Belt Certification, USAF, (2015)
Epidemiology Prevention/Infection Control Certification, USAF, (2014)
Airman Leadership School, USAF, (2012)
Orthopedic Surgical Service Training, phase 1, 2, and 3, (2008)